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US Airlines Raise Base Fares on Domestic Flights

U.S. airlines are raising base fares on many domestic flights even though they are getting a windfall from lower fuel prices.JetBlue Airways raised fares by $4 per round trip on a small number of routes Thursday, and Delta Air Lines picked up and greatly expanded the breadth of the increase, according to FareCompare.com CEO Rick Seaney and J.P. Morgan analyst Jamie Baker.The hike got an important boost when Southwest matched it a day later. Other airlines often drop price hikes if they are resisted by Southwest, which carries the most domestic passengers.A JetBlue spokeswoman confirmed that the airline initiated the increase on its domestic flights. Delta said it had matched and expanded "an industry increase." United Airlines and American Airlines, which also owns US Airways, … [Read More...]

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Ebola Outbreak

Ebola causes some people to change travel plans

Travel agents say customers are asking whether it’s safe to fly, and what steps they should take to guard against Ebola. The virus has killed more than 4,500 in West Africa since the current outbreak began several months ago. Several people who contracted the disease there have been treated in the United States, but only […]

Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) aircraft

Boeing Is Underestimating Emerging Japanese Competition – Forbes.com

At a welcoming banquet in Japan in the 1980s, Ford Motor chairman Philip Caldwell received a memorably double-edged compliment. “There is no secret about how we learned to do what we do, Mr. Caldwell,” said the head of Toyota Motor , Eiji Toyoda. “We learned it at the Rouge.” Toyoda was referring to Ford’s fabled […]

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Passengers Hurt After Singapore Airlines Flight was Hit by Turbulence

Twenty-two people were injured when a Singapore Airlines flight descending into Mumbai ran into turbulence on Saturday night. The injured included 14 crew and eight passengers, the airline said. Some were taken to a hospital for treatment. Singapore Airlines said the aircraft, an Airbus Group N.V. A380, had 408 passengers and 25 crew on board […]

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Embraer Reports Weak Deliveries, Backlog Surges to $22.1B

The commercial aviation and business aviation markets were delivered 19 and 15 jets, respectively. Embraer provided 16 of E-175s, 2 E-190s and 1 E-195s to the commercial aviation market, while the rest were delivered to the business aviation market, which included only Light jets. Embraer, however, reported a record order backlog of $22.1 billion as […]

Tiger Airways

Singapore Airlines rides to Tiger’s rescue, could raise stake to 71 percent

Cash-rich Singapore Airlines Ltd (SIA) is injecting up to $110 million to take control of loss-making affiliate Tiger Airways Ltd, shoring up the budget carrier while scrapping its regional ambitions as competition rages. Announcing a record quarterly loss that sent its shares tumbling as much as 10 percent, Tiger said on Friday that SIA will […]

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United: Wi-Fi, streaming video coming to regional jets

United Airlines says it will add Wi-Fi and streaming in-flight entertainment to more than 200 of the bigger regional jets flown that fly for the company’s United Express affiliates. United says the first Wi-Fi-enabled regional jet flights are expected later this year. United expects the rollout of Wi-Fi to the Embraer E170, Embraer E175 and […]

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American Airlines Miami Hub celebrates 25 years

Miami International Airport is our community’s leading economic engine, generating business revenue in excess of $33 billion and connecting 40 million passengers to more than 140 destinations across the nation and around the globe each year. Those remarkable figures are the direct result of the efforts of numerous airport partners, none of them bigger — […]

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Royal Jordanian Flies With B787 Dreamliner To KLIA

The KL International Airport (KLIA) has recorded another historic moment yesterday with the landing of a Royal Jordanian Airlines’ brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd, in a statement today, said the Jordan’s flag carrier became the first airline to operate schedule flights with B787 Dreamliner into KLIA. Its General Manager of […]

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Airline Passenger Showing Signs of Ebola Taken to Hospital

An airline passenger showing symptoms of the Ebola virus on board an Air France flight to Madrid was taken to hospital on Thursday when the aircraft landed. Officials for the French airline, the Spanish government and the Madrid airport said that the passenger had been shaking and shown signs of a fever during the Air […]

Ebola Outbreak

Frontier Air puts 6 crew on leave as precaution amid Ebola worry

Frontier Airlines said six crew members were placed on paid leave for 21 days “out of an abundance of caution,” after learning that a nurse who had treated an Ebola victim may have been symptomatic when she flew on the airline earlier this week. The leave affects two pilots and four flight attendants aboard flight […]

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Air France pilots see Transavia deal signed by mid-November

Air France and its main pilots’ union SNPL said on Thursday they reached a tentative deal aimed at ending a dispute over the airline’s low cost unit Transavia France, sending shares in the airline up 6 percent. Air France said it expected the text they had agreed on to be signed in mid-November. Air France-KLM’s […]

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Airbus A350 cleared to fly record distance on one engine

The European Aviation Safety Agency granted the Airbus jet Extended Operations, known as ETOPS, of “beyond 180 minutes”, but will allow pilots to fly the A350 for up to 370 minutes if one engine shuts down, Airbus said. ETOPS rules determine the maximum flying time on one engine that jets can stray from the nearest […]

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Indian Airline Indigo agrees to order 250 jets from Airbus, worth $26 Billion

Airbus looks set to exceed 1,000 net orders this year after securing a provisional deal with Indian carrier IndiGo for 250 revamped A320neo jets, its sales chief said on Wednesday. Indian budget airline IndiGo has agreed to buy 250 A320 planes from Airbus, a purchase that could be worth nearly $26 billion and rank as […]

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Airplane’s cabin walls crack midair, force emergency landing

An American Airlines flight was forced to turn around and make an emergency landing in San Francisco on Monday after wall panels in the cabin cracked, frightening passengers on the Dallas-bound flight. Flight 2293 from San Francisco landed at 2:15 p.m., a little more than an hour after takeoff, when passengers felt the Boeing 757 […]

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Japan’s First Airliner in 50 Years – Delivery Expected in 2017

In a building where designers once worked on the World War II-era Zero fighter, engineers are toiling away on a new project: Japan’s first commercial airliner in half a century. “Many people have been asking, ‘When is your aircraft going to be ready?’” said the company’s president, Teruaki Kawai, in an interview Wednesday. “Now we […]

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US Ebola patient ‘flew on domestic airplane’

The second US health care worker infected with Ebola flew on a domestic airplane a day before her diagnosis, and health authorities said Wednesday they are seeking to interview 132 people on that flight. The US Centers for Disease Control said the woman “exhibited no signs or symptoms of illness while on flight 1143, according […]

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And the best airline for a coast-to-coast flight is …

Having recently test-flown “transcon” (i.e., transcontinental, New York to L.A., San Francisco or Seattle) non-stop in business or first class on the five competing airlines that fly these routes, I can now give my verdict as to who does it best. And the winner is American Airlines. Yep, American. They bought all new planes, they […]

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Gulfstream deepens challenge to Bombardier with new business jets

The battle between the world’s largest business jet manufacturers heated up Tuesday as Gulfstream unveiled two new luxury planes to challenge Bombardier. The division of General Dynamics said the G500 and G600 large-cabin aircraft will enter into service in 2018 and 2019. Both versions will be powered with Pratt & Whitney Canada’s new PWC800 engines […]